Cuiabá Esporte Clube

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Full name Cuiabá Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Dourado (Golden)
Founded December 12, 2001 (16 years ago) (2001-12-12)
Ground Arena Pantanal
Ground Capacity 42,968
President Aron Dresch
Head coach Itamar Schülle
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Mato-Grossense
2018 Série C, th
Mato-Grossense, rd
Website Club website

Cuiabá Esporte Clube, or Cuiabá, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Cuiabá in Mato Grosso, founded on December 12, 2001.


The club was founded on December 12, 2001 by the retired footballer Gaúcho. In 2001, the club emerged to compete for the Amateur Championships of base category, bringing in its coat of arms or obelisk of the geodesic center of the city, that is located in the Square Pascoal Moreira Cabral, and was well-known like Countryside of Ourique, place formerly used for the Excursions and religious events. Being in a central location, a Legislative Assembly was built, being replaced by the City Council of Cuiabá. A marble structure of a little more than 20 meters high constructed by the artisan Júlio Caetano demarcates the exact location of the geodesic center of South America. One piece recalls a geographical delimitation by Marshal Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon in 1909.

In the following years, due to Gaúcho's dissatisfaction with the Federação Mato-Grossense de Futebol and a financial crisis after the club not renewing the contract with their sponsor, Cuiabá closed its football department in 2006.

Cuiabá reopened its football department in 2009, competing in the Campeonato Mato-Grossense Second Level. The club has six state titles and one Copa Governador do Mato Grosso.

In 2015, Cuiabá won the greatest title in its history to date. After losing the first match to the Remo by 4–1, it obtained a historic turnaround and won by 5–1, obtaining the title of Copa Verde of that year. With the title, the club secured a place in the Copa Sudamericana the following year and participated for the first time in an international competition. In the dispute, the Cuiabá was eliminated in the second round for Chapecoense.


Since 2010 when Cuiabá began to invest more in its cast and was gaining prestige in its city earning local titles and having access to the third national division, quickly was gaining strength of the local press and of the inhabitants of the region, and with that strength increased very much their number of fans. In 2011 was founded its first organized fans, who had a reputation at all home games for being very festive, colorful and noisy.


Cuiabá play their home games at Arena Pantanal. The stadium, which was built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has a maximum capacity of 42,968 people.


Cuiabá biggest rival is Mixto.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK André
Brazil GK Willian Alves
Brazil DF Bruno Leandro
Brazil DF Diego Macedo
Brazil DF Egon
Brazil DF Grafite
Brazil DF Maninho
Brazil DF Murilo Ceará
Brazil DF Rafael Frarão
Brazil DF Ricardo Braz
Brazil MF Felipe Blau
Brazil MF Bogé
Brazil MF Bosco
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Cleidson Pink
Brazil MF Gean Andrade
Brazil MF Geovani
Brazil MF Marquinhos
Brazil MF Miranda
Brazil FW Gabriel Ramos (on loan from Flamengo)
Brazil FW Ademir (on loan from Ponte Preta)
Brazil FW Bruno Mota
Brazil FW Felipe Alves
Brazil FW Kaique
Brazil FW Nino Guerreiro
Brazil FW Lourival Assis


2003, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

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